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Business Analyst

#12455

Business Analyst – Generalist

Location: Burbank CA

Rate: Based on Experience

Contract: 5 Months

Job Summary: A Generalist Business Analyst is the primary liaison between the business community, technology organization and external partners for all project requirements during the analysis phase of a project.  He or she is responsible for proactively conducting interviews with all project stakeholders to elicit functional requirements in an organized manner, then managing and communicating those requirements throughout the project life-cycle.  Upon establishment of the requirements baseline, he or she will address change management issues and assist in test planning.

Job Summary:Functional business analysts help companies operate more effectively by using software for specific purposes, such as monitoring finances or managing employees.

Primary Responsibilities:
Analyze the existing systems and highlight areas of improvement
Enhance opportunities by identifying new software/service to be developed
Analyze and decompose complex requirements
Perform gap analysis and recommend solutions
Fulfill the role of a subject matter expert in requirement elicitation
Document requirements, create functional specifications and prepare wireframes/flowcharts
Oversee the development of the product as per the specifications
Facilitate change and configuration management
Monitor performance, discover variances and propose necessary actions.
Validate the functionality of the end product according to the requirement specifications
Prepare technical user manuals, system configuration documents and other technical reports.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in multiple data initiatives focused around data centralization and transformation to create a self-serving data environment
  • Lead business intelligence analytics requirements gather efforts with various business stakeholders and user groups
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams include architects and developers to define and implement data solutions that will support the overall data strategy
  • Create data models and data mapping diagrams for data systems, including but not limited to data warehouses, data lakes, and product information management systems
  • Collaborate with product data owners, data services teams and other business stakeholders to design, implement, and deliver successful data solutions
  • Create and maintain detailed technical artifacts such as business requirement documents, logical data models, and data mapping diagrams
  • Conduct data rationalization exercises with the business to determine the best approach for data storage and management
  • Identify and promote best practices related to data modeling and data integrations
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

 

DELIVERABLES

  • Business requirement documentation focused on data needs
  • Data model documentation
  • Data mapping diagrams
  • Data flow diagrams
  • Data transformation plans
  • Test Plans & Test Scripts
  • Status Reports

 

DESIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ year’s experience as a Sr. Business Analyst
  • Experience with Financial systems and processes required
  • Extensive experience planning, facilitating, eliciting, documenting, and managing business, functional and technical data requirements
  • Expertise in modeling / mapping current-state data structure to future-state data structure
  • Experience with both traditional Waterfall SDLC and Agile / Lean methodologies
  • Experience in test planning, test case development and execution
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Atlassian Suite, and other project management software
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, activities, and tasks under time constraints
  • Exceptional communication, teamwork and influencing skills that foster a collaborative and continuous-improvement environment
  • Strong critical / analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • High energy level, adaptive and a strong team player with a good work ethic
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Burbank CA

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